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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - September 25, 1968, Norwich, New York
Common Council sets Public hearing on Utility tax Story on Page 3 the e vening in vol. 78, no. 125 wednesday september 25, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10c per copy allies Cut red battalion in half cutbacks can Hurt in Ixon Seattle Wash. A Richard m. Nixon says peace talks will be hampered if the United states cuts its combat strength in Vietnam a before there is Clear indication the ene my is ready to a was far As the fighting forces Are concerned the requirements there remain the same a the gop nominee said tuesday. A we have to keep our forces there at an adequate but Nixon had no quarrel with a prediction by rep. A Melvin r. Laird r-wis., who is travelling with him that by june 1969 a we Are Likely to have fewer . Troops in Vietnam by some 90,000�?than we have today unless the military situation Nixon said Laird was talking about a technical development and could see no objection to any such reduction so Long As it did not Cut into the ready Force strength. He said that As he read Laird a statement it would not do that. What Laird said Nixon told reporters was that the United states could maintain military capability with fewer of its own troops. He said briefings he had received from the president and tile defense department gave no indication of a a major cutback being planned because of any change in the requirements of Laird a statement read at a news conference seemed to go along with the controversial Contention of vice president Hubert h. Humphrey earlier that . Troop withdrawals from Vietnam could Start late this year or Early next year. President Johnson indirectly rebuked Humphrey by saying that no Man could predict when any american troops could be withdrawn. Nixon avoided any assessment of Humphreys previous remarks. But Laird said Humphrey was implying that the troop returns would come Only if he were elected president. 600 policemen move into Boston school districts Boston apr six Hundred policemen were ordered into school districts today to curb continuing teen age disorders marked by arson stoning of firemen and violence directed at neighbourhood storekeepers. The unrest sparked by the school departments refusal to permit negro students to Wear african garb at English High school caused the school com Mittee to request that National guard troops be alerted to stand by. However mayor Kevin h. White cautioning against overreacting said he did not think troops were required and police commissioner Edmund s. Mcnamara concurred. A we have enough men on the Street handling the situation to keep the schools under surveillance and prevent vandalism Mcnamara said. School supt. William h. Ohr Enberger charged a irresponsible adults and misguided youths were participating in a an obviously organized plan to harass a selected number of Public school committee chairman Thomas s. Eisenstadt said adults some from outside the City were inciting the teen agers. A it is order versus anarchy a he said promising to a meet Force with Force and use All possible Means to bring this to an he said he would not hesitate to recommend expulsion of any partied p rating students. Reather. Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and possibly some thundershowers this afternoon and tonight. Thursday partly Cloudy and cooler. Low temperatures tonight in the 50s highs thursday is to 72. Assembly line crash motor vehicles were scattered All around in die northbound Lane of South Broad Street about 5 15 . Tuesday when four cars in line stopped and truck at left following behind failed to police said. Hie operator Jesse rounds 35, of Georgetown re i Driver for Robert Curns of Sherburne told authorities he on the right Side and when he looked Back die cars in front had stopped. Other Drivers in the mishap occurring just North of die division Street intersection were Marjorie Mott 57, of 25 Locust Street Mary j. Blakely 42, of 9 Turner Street Siler a i Clute 42, of Norwich re 3, and Donald Lloyd 38, o 39 Cortland Street. Or. Clute and his wife Patricia 38, a a Iii mrs. Mott suffered slight injuries police said. Sun staff photo Humph Rev hike . By 50 . Seal Beach. Calif. Apr vice president Hubert h. Humphrey advocated today an average 50 per cent increase in so Cial Security benefits with part of the hike to be financed for the first time by the Federal Treasury rather than payroll taxes. He also proposed that Ben a fits be made a inflation proof through a a built in system of automatic increases tied to consumer prices to keep Pace with rising living costs speaking at Leisure world a retirement Community with la. Too residents the democratic presidential candidate Outlin a proposals for the biggest Ever expansion of the social Security program. His remarks were prepared for delivery. Humphrey who says ids Republican opponent. Richard m. Nixon should Campaign with More ideas and fewer balloons coupled his own ideas with a new assault on the republicans saying a the past record on Security and Opportunity for our older citizens is Clear enough. The democrats built it and the republicans bought he quoted Nixon As having said of the social Security in i care program before its adopt. Tion a it makes no Good sense at Humphrey called for expansion of medicare too. The vice presidents Welcome to Southern California tuesday night was warmer than when he came Here two weeks ago. Sev eral Hundred greeted him at the Airport. No hostile demonstrators were in sight. Air wants no part Ford pitch Washington or a Richard m. Nixon a High command has made it Clear it wants no part of House Republican Leader Gerald r. Fords pitch to Southern congressional candidates support George c. Wal lace Over Faxon if they must to ensure their own election. A a that a news to our said Nixon a press Secretary. Herbert g. Klein when informed of the Ford position. A if there is such a strategy it has no bearing on our Campaign or our attitude which is that we Are supporting All Republican Ford and his Republican congressional Campaign com Iii to teen All House members pledged to Nixon a presidential candidacy have embarked on a series of meetings with Gor congressional candidates across the country. The tour has Nix ones backing. The committee met monday with Kentucky and North Caro faces Airliner a Hijack charge Champlain . Apr Federal agents said Leonard s. Bendicks 33, is the first person to be charged with hijacking an air plane after reaching Cuba and then returning to this coun try. Bendicks was deported by Canadian officials tuesday and seized at this Border crossing by tile Federal Bureau of investigation on charges of air piracy and kidnapping. He was arraigned and ordered held at Clinton county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail is charged with forcing the Pilot of a chartered single engine plane to Fly him to Havana on july 12. Lina candidates at Greensboro . The candidates were told they weren to expects to support Nixon Over Wallace the american Independent party nominee if it would endanger their own campaigns. Democrats too have had their problems cementing the allegiance of traditional party members to the candidacy of vice president Hubert h. Humphrey. Seven key Georgia democrats bolted into the cop r inks last week and that state s governor Lester Maddox has endorsed Wallace. The governor of Mississippi John Bell Williams also supports Wallace. Join Mckithen of Louisiana has announced he wont support Humphrey. In Arkansas a state that Bias voted democratic in every pres patrolman newsman Hurt in Syracuse pow Syracuse . Apr a White policeman and a television cameraman were assaulted and several motorists injured tuesday As disturbances erupted Here for the third straight Day. No arrests were reported in a two hour flare up tuesday night in a predominantly negro Section of the City a South Side an area plagued by disturbances sunday and monday nights and for several nights two weeks ago. The policeman plainclothes a n Joseph Brigandi was attacked during the Day outside a court House where arraignment proceedings were being held for seven youths arrested monday night. Brigandi assigned to watch about 40 youths who had gathered outside the building was attacked after one shout Al a a there a a about eight of them Brigandi said swept Down on him kicking and punching. The 39 year old policeman who was carrying a gun but did ii it draw it. Warded off his attackers by throwing a weighted traffic sign at the group and shaped by jumping Over a nearby Fence. At the same time Frank e. Rossi a cameraman for television station when was shoved against the Side of a building while he attempted to film the attack. Both men suffered bruises of the face Ani body but did not require hospitalization. Police chief John of Connor said later of the assault on Brigandi. A the would have been justified if he had called his gun to defend himself. This was a police officer on a justifiable police none of the youths involved in the two attacks was arrested. Later in the night police sealed off a ten Block area on the South Side after gangs of you this hurled garbage cans onto cars from atop buildings turned or cars and set several of them afire. A significant Val buildup dominated s sixth Fleet. Neutralized Doz held bomb hah key Washington a key . Military leaders say True neutralization of the demilitarized zone is the absolute in Iii mum condition for a total halt in the bombing of North Vietnam. Along with this say High ranking officers must be an agreement that neither Side would fire across Ute Buffer zone nor mass troops and sup plies near the six in in. Wide Doz separating the two Viet name. A if we stopped bombing with. Out that i done to believe we could hold die area a one top general said in an interview a they could mass their artillery on the other Side and Shell the hell out of so far Hanoi has insisted on an unconditional halt in . Bombing which for nearly five months has been restricted by president Johnson to the lower 25 per cent of North Vietnam. Administration spokesmen have never been very specific about the reciprocity expected from Hanoi before the bombing can be ended. But top american military leaders Are specific in private conversation about what conditions would make a bombing halt acceptable to die in. It is quite Clear that . Military leaders want actions that show tangible and measurable results. Therefore they do not put much stress on winning agree mint from North Vietnam to halt or curtail infiltration in general. They know it would take months to verify whether North til of Don. But very name i ment s the Vietnam a reer nent to Wershing on end inf Ultra. They believe it would be any to detect North Viet e violations of agree to Neutral tin us six mile wide Buffer zone was established under the 1954 Geneva accords which split or diam Between the com no. Nist North and the non co in ii i Nisi South. But for Sev. R d years the do has been demilitarized in name Only. Beret defenders ill 135raiders identical election for nearly a Century party leaders Are treating the Humphrey Campaign As though it did no to exist. There also continues to be widespread reluctance by supporters of sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy and the late sen. Robert f. Kennedy to fall into line behind Humphrey. Still no democratic official who counts himself amp i g Humphrey s supporters has suggested publicly that its Okay for democratic candidates to Back Wallace in their own self interest. The aim of the Republican committee tour is twofold to Cut the democrats 30-seat margin in die House for the Benefit of Nixon should in be elected president and to bolster Republican ranks in the House in the event no presidential candidate win. A majority of electoral votes and the voice Falls to that uxry. I Lofter Barrier i Semi by soviets w vsh1ngton apr adm. Thomas h. Moorer chief of naval operations says the soviet unions first helicopter Carrier is operating in the Mediterranean and is a visible evidence of rus Las announced intention to become a modern major offensive the new 050 Fojt ship named moskva arrived in the Mediterranean via the Dardanelles Straits Over the weekend escort cd by two destroyers. Navy men View her arrival As step in a soviet Nail an area once oily by the . Saigon apr a crack enemy battalion of about Joi men armed with Flamethrower. Rocket launchers and assault rifles was chopped in half Early today trying to overrun a Spe Elal forces Camp close to the cambodian Border. The enemy left 135 dead on the Battlefield along with 1,000 Small blocks of plastic explosive probably intended to blow up the Camp at Datum. Allied troops sweeping the Battlefield also found 1,000 unused rocket grenades an indication that the attack Force was supported by a Strong local Force of porters and arms carriers. Under a furious barrage of 300 mortar and rocket rounds the attackers rushed the barbed wire around the Datum Camp a few hours before Dawn. Wave after wave hurled at the Camp before what was left of the battered battalion pulled Back in mid morning some six hours after the first assault. Normally the Camp at Datum is the base for six companies of South vietnamese irregulars. It was believed about too South vietnamese plus to to 12 american Green Beret advisers were in the Camp when the assault came. . Headquarters said la South vietnamese were killed to were wounded and one was missing. There was no announcement of casualties among the americans in the Camp. Often hit the Camp at Datum is Only three Miles from Cambodia and 70 Miles Northwest of Saigon. It guards a heavily Jun led Border area which is a principle infiltration route toward the provincial capital Tay Nonh and toward Saigon. Since monday night . Bombers have dropped some 1,750 tons of bombs on infiltration routes in Northern Tay Nikii province usually a sign that Al lied intelligence has detected enemy movement in the area. Far to the North in coastal Quang Ngai province a sweep by the . America division hit a Strong North vietnamese Force today in the same spot where 92 of the enemy were slain tuesday. Helicopter gunships and tactical Jet strikes were called in and 77 More of the enemy were killed head quarters said with no american losses. Along the demilitarized zone american marines uncovered two mass Graves containing 48 North vietnamese bodies. Earlier this week the marines had found similar Graves containing about 170 dead North vietnamese most of them casualties of artillery and air strikes. . Headquarters also report cd lesser actions on the Northern Frontier where the . Marines continued to probe the South Central sector of the de in liar led zone and adjacent territory to the South. In the last three weeks and mostly in the last few Days the marines Lave captured a million rounds of Small arms ammunition 20,000 mortar shells 7,000 grenades nearly 4,000 rockets and rocket grenades and six tons of explosives along tip a Doz Marine Headquarters said. Most of this was found near the allies Rockelle outpost just below the Central portion of the Doz. In skirmishes around the Rock pile tuesday seven North vietnamese and three americans were killed. The three week toll for the Leatherneck operations is 490 enemy troops and go . Marines killed. Marine Headquarters said. Tilt South vietnamese government said that the War supplies capture by the allies this month could equip about 15,-000 enemy fighting men. Filibuster backers support enough poll Washington apr a new Senate count showed today that opponents of Abe Fortas definitely have the votes to keep a filibuster which May already have started going against his nomination As chief Justice. The new poll by the associated press gave opponents 35 votes on Mer than necessary to prevent a move to Chok off debate. The tally was made shortly before preliminary debate on the controversial nomination actually began. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield moved unexpectedly tuesday night to break off extensive debate on a tax Bill and get Fortas name before the Senate As the next order of business. His motion ran into an immediate storm and Michigan Republican Robert Griffin Antl Fortas Leader said it would be discussed a at another Republican opponent Srorn Thurmond of South Caro Lina said he doubted the motion would Ever come to a vote another Way of saying a filibuster might already be under Way. A a there la be a lot of speak lug on it Thurmond said. Mansfield indicated a wants a showdown on debate limit my cloture no later than the first of the week. A two thirds majority of stators voting is needed to invoke cloture. If All too senators Are present 34 no votes is enough to defeat a cloture petition. If the filibuster against the motion to consider the nomination is choked off another could be launched against confirmation. Mansfield a motion to consider May Short circuit any attempt to Send the nomination Back to the Senate judiciary comm tree or to declare that no vacancy exists on the supreme court. Both Steps have been under consideration As possible ways to end the Battle. Sacks of draft cards arc burned Milwaukee wis. Apr fourteen persons including five roman Catholic priests were arrested after the destruction of thousands of draft records seized from a selective service office tuesday. The 14 Sang prayed and waited for arrest while the flames ate at the piles of paper they carted in Burlap sacks from the office building to a Park across the Street. A some property has no right to exist a the protesters said in a news release prepared in Advance of their action. The protesters who referred to themselves As the a Milwaukee fourteen a said they were a one with the history of mercy and the action was designed to prevent id a Aion for an estimated 27,000 draft eligible. Records from four draft boards were taken. Col. Beinley Courtenay Wisconsin selective service director said inductions will probably not be prevents or delayed by the action. A a draft Board can reconstruct records which have been destroyed a he said a but it takes an enormous amount of work and the Cost to the taxpayers is he said there was no Way to estimate the total damage. The 14 were held in to it and ranging from $25,000 to $30,000 All were charged with arson burglary and criminal damage to property. An additional charge of theft was lodged against two of the 14 for allegedly snatching a key today a chuckle the Battle of the sexes has lost some of its steam since ifs so difficult to Tell who a which
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